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Turkey History Timeline


7000 BC The site of Catalhoyuk in central Turkey was settled. It is considered the   world’s first urban center.

2000 BC The Hittites lived around Cappadocia. The name Cappadocia comes from the Hittite for "land of pretty horses."

1250 BC The Trojan War fought between the armies of Troy and Achaea.

1184 BC Greeks finally captured Troy, Turkey

1000 BC Troy at Hissarlik in northwest Turkey was destroyed by fire and abandoned

738-696 BC King Midas ruled Phrygia

640 BC The 1st coins were issued in Lydia, and featured face to face heads of a bull and lion.

348-345 BC Aristotle lived and taught in Assos, (later Behramkale), Turkey

334 BC Alexander the Great of Macedonia marches through Anatolia.

323 BC The Temple of Artemis in Ephesus, a Graeco-Roman seaport was completed after 125 years of construction. It was considered one of the 7 architectural wonders of the ancient world.

100 AD In Ephesus the apostle St. John is said to be buried. The city is also said to be the final house of the Virgin Mary.

330 AD Constantine renamed the town of Byzantium to Constantinople

537 AD Hagia Sofia, the largest church in the world, was built by Emperor Justinian.

1071 Turks defeated the Byzantine army under Emperor Romanus IV at Malazgirt, Eastern Turkey.

1087 At Myra (Demre), Turkey, merchants from the Italian port of Bari reportedly stole the bones of St. Nicholas.

1098 Christian Crusaders of the First Crusade seized Antioch, Turkey

1299 The Ottoman Empire began.

1453 Constantinople fell to Sultan Mehmet II “The Conqueror”. Hagia Sophia was turned into a mosque.

1529 Ottoman armies under Suleiman the Magnificient ended their siege of Vienna and headed back to Belgrade. The Ottomans siege of Vienna was a key battle of world history.

1534 Ottoman Empire extended from Hungary to Baghdad.

1881  Mustafa Kemal  Ataturk, first president (1923-38) of the Republic of Turkey, was born.

1914  A Turkish fleet including 2 German cruisers stormed the Black Sea and bombarded Odessa, Sevastopol and Theodosia.

1914 Great Britain and France declared war on Turkey.

1915 Australian and New Zealand troops (ANZAC) landed at Gallipoli. Their attempt to take the Ottoman Turkish Empire out of the war was unsuccesful. The allies were defeated in one of the deadliest battles of the war.

1918 Turkey signed the Mondros Armistice with the Allies, agreeing to end hostilities.

1919 Mustafa Kemal arrived in Samsun, Anatolia, to start the National

1920 The Turkish Grand National Assembly held its first meeting in Ankara.

1923 The Treaty of Lausanne, which settled the boundaries of modern Turkey, was concluded in Switzerland.

1923 Ankara became Turkey's capital.

1923 Oct 29, The Republic of Turkey was proclaimed by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, its founder and first president

1935 Turkey held its 1st election that allowed women to vote.

1938 Nov 10, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk (57), marshal and president of Turkey, died.

1946 Institution of multi party democracy

1954 Turkey joined NATO.

1959 Turkey applied to join the European Economic community.

1974 Prime Minister Bulent Ecevit ordered Turkish troops to invade Cyprus.

1983 General election won by Turgut Ozal's Motherland Party (ANAP).

1987 Turkey applies for full EEC membership.

1993 Prof. Tansu Ciller becomes Turkey's first woman prime minister.

1999 PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan captured in Kenya and receives death sentence but later commuted to life imprisonment

Turkey signs protocol banning death penalty in all circumstances.

2004 State TV broadcasts first Kurdish-language program

2007 AK Party wins parliamentary elections.


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